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fear, anxiety , apprehensions rule me. books that explore the nature of such emotions.
not looking for self help lobster books. what are some so fearful and some peeps so carefree
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Please learn to English.
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>>12646819
Thus spoke zarathustra
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>To understand the limitation of things, desire them.
practice not-doing

http://pure76.com/taoteching/#home
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>>12646826
>learn to English
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>>12646819
>Set your mind at work to solve its problems; teach your intellect to work for you; refuse longer to be dominated by fear like an unthinking animal. Your mind should be your courageous ally in the solution of your life problems rather than your being, as you have been, its abject fear-slave and the bond servant of depression and defeat. But most valuable of all, your potential of real achievement is the spirit which lives within you, and which will stimulate and inspire your mind to control itself and activate the body if you will release it from the fetters of fear and thus enable your spiritual nature to begin your deliverance from the evils of inaction by the power-presence of living faith.

Urantia 130:6.3

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Why did great writers like Hemingway, Hunter S.Thompson and David Foster Wallace kill themselves?
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>>12647291
>He uncharacteristically wore a Fila sweatsuit, the kind that looks like it's made from the same material as parachutes, and trainer sneakers with a matching bandana. That was his pussy hunt outfit apparently. Several times a week, same outfit, I'd see him hitting on women in it. I once saw him wearing it while carrying an identical outfit from the dry cleaners, he had like 4 sets of same Fila sweatsuit.

as a tracksuit aficionado who once - full cringe disclosure - dressed in a full adidas suit (shoes/headband included) for a 2nd-year uni class; respect.
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>>12646453
>Hemmingway
Agree
>DFW, HST
Disagree
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>>12647291

Pretty good pasta
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Because despite being "successful" they were still fucked up human beings that suffered, hence the alcoholism of Hemingway, the drug use of HST and the narcissism of DFW.
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>>12646749
Which pasta are you talking about?

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ITT: Male narrators written by women or female narrators written by men.
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>>12647501
That's not by a woman author.
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>>12647879
What do you mean?
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>>12647895
The post it was responding to was about women writers, but that book is written by a man.
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>>12647501
lel
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>>12646497
shit book

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Definition of a scientist: a man who understood nothing until there was nothing left to understand.
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so a white man who loves zen?

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Is Cormac McCarthy a life affirming writer?
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somehow yes he is
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>>12647703
>t. non-lifeaffirming anon
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>>12647647
The Road is the meaning of life.
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>>12647875
The Road is his most life affirming work, the rest are way more nihilistic.
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>>12647647

Yes, absolutely. Read Suttree. He's one of the few who has explored the nature of evil to depths that would scare away any other writer, and while in some books that seem to result in despair, it is nor nihilistic. Only someone who truly knows evil and bitterness can talk about the beauty and tenderness of life - and when he does, he draws you to tears.

>Supposing there be any soul to listen and you died tonight?
>They’d listen to my death.
>No final word?
>Last words are only words.
>You tell me, paradigm of your own sinister genesis construed by a flame in a glass bell.
>I’d say I was not unhappy.
>You have nothing.
>It may be the last shall be first.
>Do you believe that?
>No.
>What do you believe?

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Harry Potter is the worst thing that ever happened on western literature. Prove me wrong.
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I'm calling your bluff.
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>>12647882
Why?
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>>12647882
"No!"
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>>12647882
You are completely right and I'm only here to concur with your opinion.

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Who would you see on Solaris, /lit/?
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>>12646896
you're mom .
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>>12647180
FUCKING REKT
OP ON SUICIDE WATCH
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Overrated book, by an overrated author. Read strugatskies instead.
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>>12647860
get the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck out of here with this shit
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>>12646896
who do you think the other scientists' "visitors" were?

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What the hell is this thing?
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More than 10000 years of human civilization and yet, we still don't have any clue what is going on.
Science didn't answer anything actually.
Just think about it... big bang happened a few billion years ago, stars and planets going around in space and on one of them, life appeared, and thanks to evolution, here we are.
But why was there a big bang, why are there planets and stars. We don't even know what these things are, or why they're spinning around in space.
God, why didn't you give us a freakin' manual?
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>>12647903
>God, why didn't you give us a freakin' manual?

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Books on dealing with the dealing with the overbearing loneliness of the void?
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https://www.readbrightly.com/50-best-books-11-12-year-olds/
here you go
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>>12647901
I know this post is intended to be a snarky shitpost but I'm going to take it sincerely and actually chceck out some of these books.

Thank you.

>Hegel was wro-
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>>12647476
go away A.W. we all know it's you
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>>12645788

▲▲
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>>12645788

∆∆
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>>12645794

▲ ▲
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>Hegel
Yikers

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Is this worth reading?
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I thought it was fine. That sensuous Mediterranean vibe... perfect.
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I thought it was fine. That sensuous Mediterranean vibe... perfect.
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>>12647870
>>12647885
Fuck, sorry for posting twice. On my phone and the connection is a bit iffy.

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Why is this board so sexist?
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>>12647149
see you tomorrow kid
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>>12647160
Is this really Feminister ? Pretty bangable but not as much as I'd imagine.

Also didn't we get images of different girls all supposedly representing her ?

I'm still convinced Feminister is a ruse fabricated by a bored gay man.
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>>12647492

You are Objectively the worst poster on /lit/.

OP, a tiny percentage of the worlds men have written the greatest literature in history. For various reasons, women make up an even tinier percentage of good literature historically.
The average female writer, like the average male writer, writes absolute shit. It just so happens that the very best have been men by a majority. And this board is about literature.
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>>12647149
Please do. You are the worst poster on /lit/. You are even worse than butterfly
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>>12647844
This doesn’t address sexism on /lit/, anon. Congrats you’re the word in thread

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Anon read a us a poem c'mooon
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dibs on qt to the right w/ sunglasses tucked in shirt
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>>12647610
They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another’s throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don’t have any kids yourself.
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>2019
>not transcending mommysboyism and overcoming the need to impress women
>not learning to understand womens nature and how to use them against the enemies of the state and to influence the masses
>not entering perseus mode
disappointing my dudes.
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>>12647864
>>>/r9k/
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>>12647610
JET BLACK HAIR = NOT WHITE

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>secular morality
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>>12646008
that was a great post lol
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>>12645884
You have no foresight for the suffering people endure and the choices they have to make. I hope you've prepared yourself for the worst.
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>>12646008
What a scholar.
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Philosophy was created by cultural clashes in southern italy and greece colonies to have intercultural debates and to explain the world and societal norms. This had previously been done with myths, but myths were insufficent for argumentation and truth. As christianity is just another form of myth, it seems as if religion can't establish a philosophical answer, becuase philosophy and myth are two different kind of discourse, meaning that a religious morality is an oxymoron.
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>>12646008
>Constanzaical
>not Constanzan

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Anyone read this or other works from Fowles, 300p in and im really hooked.
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looks interesting, gonna try it. Thanks for rec op
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fowles made a comment on this one, and i always think of it when i see it come up on here
he said something to the effect that the only people that really love this book are teenaged boys
and i think that is precisely the mental age you have to be to fully inhabit urfe's psychic state; where you could affect along with him his arrogance, his condescension; and be genuinely surprised at where he ends up, and to learn something from the treatment he undergoes.
if you are young, read the original; if you are older, read fowle's later, corrected edition.


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